Veena Malik (Urdu: وینا ملک) (born Zahida Mallick; Urdu: زاہدہ ملک) is a Pakistani Film and Television actress and model.
Veena Malik was born in 1978 in a liberal family of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her father was in army.
The beauty from Rawalpindi, Veena Malik, joined the film industry five years ago. Like hundreds of other glamour world dreamers, she came to the tinsel town with dreams unlimited. Her dreams came true when she met the likes of Mukhtar and Jarar Rizvi, the-fresh-faces promoters.
Her career is marked with scandals such as that of nude photo shoots, her romance with her secretary, the ravaging rivalry she ran with her show-town colleague Meera.
About her nude photo shoots circulating on the Internet, annoyed Veena said, "The photo-shoot you are mentioning is the part of anti-Veena campaign by my opponents in the film industry. I never went for a nude-shoot. Those are fake pictures. I am not bothered about them since those are not my photographs. I know there is a striking identical resemblance between the girl in those snaps and me but just resemblance takes us nowhere."
Meera and Veena rivalary? What does she hav to say about it? "In fact, we two resemble each other a lot. When I crossed the threshold of the film industry, she was in a strong position. Her secretary Mukhtar did wonders for her as he helped her signing a number of heavy budget films.
Somehow or other, Mukhtar and I developed some kind of understanding and he left Meera and joined me as my secretary. I, with the help of Mukhtar, managed to sign 12 projects in one go. Meera felt so insecure that she started hatching conspiracies against me.
She even made threatening phone calls to me saying that she would throw acid on my face. She is too jealous of me but I am not afraid of her.
Her films in the pipeline? "I have signed two mega budget films. One is Ajab Gul's 'Kiun Tum Say Itna Piyar Hai' and the other 'Koie Tujh Sa Kahan'.
A year and half ago, Veena used to live in a small house in Johar Town and now she has a bungalow in Defence? I planned to live alone at my Johar Town residence. But it was a mohallah and people kept a strict vigil on my activities. The male section of the locality was more curious and they often stood near my house when I came late from studios. It was an awfully odd situation for me. So, I decided to move to a reasonable place, a place free of interferences.
My elder sister and her husband live in Pindi. I talked to them and finally we two sisters bought a bungalow in Defence, now she lives with me. I bought my Defence residence after selling out my Johar Town residence and my sister also has her share of money in it.